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Keep your aluminum and vinyl siding in great shape with these projects and tips that show you how to install and repair siding.

  1. How to Replace Siding

    Has some of your siding begun to rot while the rest is still good? Don't replace all the boards. Follow these easy steps and just replace the boards that are rotted.

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  1. Painting Aluminum Siding

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    If your aluminum siding has developed a chalky residue or is faded, stained or just plain the wrong color, fear not. You can paint it. Here's how to prepare the surface and choose your paint.

  2. Repair Siding: Use a Kick-Out Flashing to Stop Rot

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    Sidewalls, where a roof abuts a wall, are potential leak spots and rot spots. Good metal flashing prevents these problems, including a specially shaped “kick-flashing.”

  3. Siding Repair: Holes in Aluminum and Vinyl

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    Nail holes in aluminum and vinyl siding are tough to repair without replacing the entire piece, but a squirt of color-matched caulk from a siding supplier will solve the problem for a lot less money and aggravation.

  4. Aluminum Siding: Stop the Noise

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    Loose-fitting aluminum soffits can develop annoying rattles when the wind blows in the right direction, but the problem is easily solved with a few lengths of screen spline.

  5. How to Nail Vinyl Siding Correctly

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    Vinyl siding will pop and crackle with every change of sunlight and temperature if nailed incorrectly. Here's how to fix the problem if you have it, and how to nail (or renail) siding so that it moves freely and silently for the life of your house.

  6. How to Replace Vinyl Siding

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    Cracked or broken vinyl siding is no reason for despair. A simple $5 tool gets the job done in 15-minutes. This article also includes some useful tips on how to get the best match possible for your original siding.

  7. Vinyl Siding Installation Tips

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    Installing or repairing vinyl siding on your house? A professional siding contractor shares installation tips learned on hundreds of homes

  8. How to Install Vinyl Siding

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    Don't be intimated by vinyl siding. We'll show you how to install it and make repairs. You can save a lot of money by handling a vinyl siding project yourself. And you'll still get professional looking results. In this article, we'll show you everything you need to know to remove and install vinyl siding so it's watertight and looks great.

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